Discover the beautiful scenery south of Adelaide and visit some of South Australia’s top attractions on this day trip to Victor Harbor. Travel through mountain ranges and past pretty seaside villages, explore the historical towns of Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor. See where the Murray River meets the sea, and stop in McLaren Vale, the center of one of Australia’s best wine regions. During the tour, learn about the area and its history from a knowledgeable guide. While in Victor Harbor you also have to option to include a cruise and observe the region's wildlife including seals, sea lions, cormorants and petrels,
After hotel pickup in Adelaide, leave the city behind and travel by coach through the Mt Lofty Ranges, dotted with small villages and great views. Arrive in the historic town of Strathalbyn after about an hour’s drive. You have free time to explore this quaint town on the Angas River — perhaps sit down for morning tea at one of the local cafes (own expense). Back on the coach, head to Goolwa, an old paddle-steamer town near the mouth of the Murray River, and then pass by Port Elliot on Horsehoe Bay on your way to Victor Harbor. Total driving time from Strathalbyn to Victor Harbor is about one hour. In Victor Harbor, you have approximately two hours of free time to explore the town on your own. Maybe take the horse-drawn tram across the causeway to Granite Island, or visit a local restaurant for lunch (all food, drinks and activities are at your own expense). Back on your coach, start the 45-minute drive north to the town of McLaren Vale in the popular Australian wine region of the same name. Stop for 30 minutes in town, where you can visit a cellar door (tasting room) for a wine tasting, if you wish, or check out local attractions like Medlows Confectionary or the Almond Train (own expense). Finish your day trip with the 1-hour drive from McLaren Vale back to Adelaide, passing through the picturesque coastal towns of Christies Beach, Port Noarlunga and Moana.Upgrade Cruise Option During your time in Victor Habor you can choose to include a 45-minute scenic cruise to Seal Island passing through the Horse Tram route and historic Screwplie Jetty. Watch out for New Zealand Fur Seals and Australian Sea Lions at play, basking under the sun or even up close as they swim towards the boat. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as Bottlenose Dolphins, Cormorants and Petrels. We then cruise back to the Granite Island Causeway landing.To include the cruise, please select the 'Tour and Cruise' option at time of booking.